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Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear

Description: Coleton Fishacre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 100563

OS Grid Reference: SX9092650810
OS Grid Coordinates: 290926, 50810
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3471, -3.5343

Location: Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0EQ

Locality: Kingswear
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0EQ

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Listing Text

SX 95 SW KINGSWEAR

10/26 Coleton Fishacre

21.4.83

- II

Small country house in landscaped gardens 1925-6 by Oswald Milne for Rupert
d'Oyly Carte. Locally quarried slate rubble. Delabole slate roof with gabled
ends. Asymmetrical Y-shaped on plan. Two storeys. North west entrance front
was a two storey three-sided hipped roof porch in the obtuse angle of two wings
of unequal length. The longer right hand wing has large external chimney stack
on front wall with set off and tall flue. The left hand wing has round-arched
carriageway through. The central doorway has hollow-chamfered stone frame and
moulded twelve-panel oak door. Over left hand gable end a wrought iron weather-
vane. Circular forecourt has radiating granite sets. The south front door has
two asymmetrical wings at obtuse angle, the long right hand (east) wing has two
storey semi-circular bay with semi-conical roof and stone stack over ridge. The
left hand (west) wing has a carved stone sundial under the eaves. Oak window
frames throughout with iron casements with leaded panes, the ground floor have
flat stone arches. Set back to right hand of east wing one storey and attic wing
with two hipped dormer in a catslide roof over an open loggia with square stone
rubble piers. Long paved terrace along the south front with low parapet and dry-
stone slate rubble retaining walls with a half-domed niche over a circular pond
with a fountain on the lower terrace. Interior: Circular porch leads to hall
passage at the back of the east wing. Open well staircase with panelled
balustrade. Vaulted bedroom corridor. Doorway with superimposed stepped archi-
trave to semi-circular steps leading into saloon at lower level. Panelled and
shelved library has overmantel with birdseye-view painting, by Spencer Hoffman,
of the peninsula, with a wind-dial above. Bolection moulded chimney pieces and
door frames, panelled doors, and coved and moulded cornices. The original elec-
tric light fittings survive. Situated in gardens, planted by Lady Dorothy
d'Oyley Carte, in a wooded coomb overlooking Pudcombe Cove. Coleton Fishacre is
the property of the National Trust. Reference: Country Life, Vol 67, May 31st,
1930, pp 782-9.


Listing NGR: SX9092650810

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Source: English Heritage

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